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Majority in poll says Obama is 'mixed race'
The Hill ^ | April 14, 2014

Posted on 04/14/2014 3:44:24 PM PDT by SMGFan

A majority of people in the United States perceive President Obama as being "mixed race,” a new poll suggests.

In a study of America's evolving demographics, the Pew Research Center found 52 percent of people view Obama as being "mixed race." Less than a third view him as "black."

More than half of white people view Obama as "mixed race," but more than half of black people view the president as "black."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: liberalracism; progressiveracism; racism
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1 posted on 04/14/2014 3:44:24 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

duh?


2 posted on 04/14/2014 3:45:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SMGFan

WHO CARES!? Why is this an issue?


3 posted on 04/14/2014 3:45:06 PM PDT by albie
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To: SMGFan

I guess we need a pole to see how many people think water is wet.


4 posted on 04/14/2014 3:47:36 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: SMGFan

Is this important?


5 posted on 04/14/2014 3:47:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SMGFan

I think mulatto is the word they are looking for.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 3:49:29 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: SMGFan

I’m actually more interested in why he considers himself black.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 3:49:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan
He IS mixed race, no matter how ashamed Obama himself is of the fact and how much he hates the white family that raised him.

Why is it so important to Obama's media minions that we indulge this fantasy that he's 100% African-American, as opposed to half European-American and half Kenyan?

8 posted on 04/14/2014 3:50:45 PM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: SMGFan

Prove it.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 3:51:45 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe he hated his mom.

Couldn’t possibly be political expediency could it?


10 posted on 04/14/2014 3:53:53 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SMGFan

I consider him white.Genetically,he’s *at least* half white and his four most important influences (his whore mother,Saul Alinsky,his white Maoist grandfather,and his white Maoist,domestic terrorist pal) are/were all white.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 3:54:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: MrEdd

Very few mixed race people choose to be white. For some strange reason most choose to be an “oppressed” person.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 3:55:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PAR35

High Yella?


13 posted on 04/14/2014 3:55:46 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SMGFan

He’s 100% halfassed.


14 posted on 04/14/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SMGFan

I give up — human and what other?


15 posted on 04/14/2014 3:58:11 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: cripplecreek

I see no reason to indulge in perpetuating an irrelevant fantasy in either direction.

People are people. Not show dogs.
There is no value of any sort in some sort of genetic pedigree.

Just put “mixed” and refuse to play any game of percentages.

Not only do you get to be factual, it seems to unhinge both the left and apolitical atheists. Worth doing for that alone.


16 posted on 04/14/2014 4:04:49 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

I always check “No answer” when filling things out that ask for my race.


17 posted on 04/14/2014 4:07:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TigersEye

I think it is but I can’t put my finger on it. In the days of miscegenation laws any drop of Black blood was the legal basis in some states as classifying someone as Black to their potential detriment. Blacks more than whites now seem to harbor the antiquated notion. Further it’s been used by Democrats, and Obama, to advance their goals.

I’m Black like you so you should vote for me and Hope and Change. In a sense it’s self deception based on a now discredited prejudice. Obama was the latest scam trotted out by Democrats to keep Blacks on the plantation. Since he’s probably more white than Black, why is the “blackness” more important? His experiences growing up were not those typical of oppressed Blacks. He actually had a privileged upbringing and life which was essentially given to him and not earned. As such his claim to the ability to lead Blacks to the Promised Land via Hope and Change is bogus as hell.

What we had was an extremely deceptive marketing campaign that took advantage of misconceptions. From that aspect the poll is revealing. Obama in a nutshell was seen as the Black savior when in fact he advanced the self-enslavement of Blacks by playing on their prejudices.

Blacks didn’t gain anything by Obamas ascension to power on what is a false premise. To the contrary he has sullied the notion of a capable Black president among many and worsened the economic prospects of Blacks.


18 posted on 04/14/2014 4:11:07 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: albie

It is a valuable discussion - not the President specifically, but “race”. There is one race - the human race - and there are innumerable varieties of skin color (melanin). In the discussion of blackness, is it skin color or heritage? Does my great great grandfather’s blackness and my great grandmother’s Cherokeeness make me a black Cherokee even though I look like a purebred Viking? Does my heritage have no value because of my melanin. What reparations would my family get when the wingbats get their way? What is the line between black and not black, what shade exactly? Or can we all be Elizabeth Warren and name it, claim it? We should have this discussion.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 4:12:07 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: DJ Frisat

>>I give up — human and what other?<<

You know I am NOT allowed to say anything about how he married into...

But there is a Star Wars explanation...


20 posted on 04/14/2014 4:17:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: SMGFan

Octaroon


21 posted on 04/14/2014 4:21:29 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: SMGFan

Obama and Holder have zero slave blood. They are complete frauds. Its ridiculous how real black people here (with slave ancestors) fall for their garbage but I guess the freebies and whitey hating rhetoric is too seductive

And if Holder/Obama don’t give them enough racist red meat....They always have their closest Representative from the Congressional Black Caucus. From Elijah Cummings on down


22 posted on 04/14/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SMGFan

Was fagot scum bucket a choice?


23 posted on 04/14/2014 4:23:42 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: SMGFan

Which just goes to prove once again that 48% of Americans are hopeless freaking morons.


24 posted on 04/14/2014 4:24:10 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: albie
WHO CARES!? Why is this an issue?

My first thought also. What a waste of time and money that poll was. Maybe the next poll will ask: Do you think Obama is a tall person?

25 posted on 04/14/2014 4:24:51 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

No, that would be an Octroon; possibly a quadroon if you want to be liberal in your usage (see, for example, Alexander Dumas).


26 posted on 04/14/2014 4:25:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: SMGFan

Majority in poll say the sky is blue.


27 posted on 04/14/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: SMGFan

he is almost 1/2 Arab right?


28 posted on 04/14/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: cripplecreek

That says 2 things about Obama. He’s in denial and he’s a racist bigot.


29 posted on 04/14/2014 4:34:13 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SMGFan

He’s white-black.


30 posted on 04/14/2014 4:37:10 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SMGFan

LOL! Somebody had to take a poll on that? I guess black people don’t want to admit to the fact that he’s part white, like that would be a betrayal of their race, or something.


31 posted on 04/14/2014 4:45:49 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SMGFan
"You're an eggplant."
32 posted on 04/14/2014 4:46:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SMGFan

Seriously, it took a poll to confirm that?


33 posted on 04/14/2014 4:49:33 PM PDT by formosa
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To: freedumb2003
"But there is a Star Wars explanation..."

Oh, yeah. Didn't he marry some kind of a sports award winner? Wookie of the Year, or something?

34 posted on 04/14/2014 4:52:48 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: PAR35

I think we can safely say that Obama is an utter Poltroon ....


35 posted on 04/14/2014 4:58:42 PM PDT by mikrofon (And a Maroon)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

A poll might yield that. A pole would show us how deep the water is.


36 posted on 04/14/2014 5:13:31 PM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: SMGFan

so what


37 posted on 04/14/2014 5:24:13 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SMGFan

Many, if not most, of us are.

The bottom line is that I couldn’t care less about Obama’s skin color. He is the one who focuses on that when he thinks it will benefit his policies.

I think his ideals are dangerous for everyone: red and yellow, black and white. And all variations thereof.


38 posted on 04/14/2014 5:28:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SMGFan

I regard King Barry as white. That way it isn’t racist to hate him.


39 posted on 04/14/2014 5:29:14 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: albie

Yes, who cares? I would say that Obama is more “Mixed Nuts” or “Mixed Ideologies” than “Mixed races”.

How about Obama’s rule being classified as “Mixed Cereals: Full of Flakes, Nuts, and Fruits”?


40 posted on 04/14/2014 5:59:03 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SMGFan
but more than half of black people view the president as "black."

The huge majority of "blacks" are mixed race. There are very few that are 100% black, and most of them would be recent immigrants.

41 posted on 04/14/2014 6:03:16 PM PDT by oldbrowser
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To: SMGFan
So. The one-drop rule (an example of hypodescent) finally drops by the wayside. And words like quadroon, octoroon, quintroon, hexadecaroon, and mustefino fade into obscurity.
42 posted on 04/14/2014 6:13:06 PM PDT by cynwoody
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43 posted on 04/14/2014 6:25:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mowowie

No. He is half Luo, not Arab. He is red all over and that is the salient point.


44 posted on 04/14/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: MrEdd

or maybe his mother hated her own race, and taught that to him


45 posted on 04/14/2014 6:30:33 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: meatloaf

Not only was his upbringing entirely outside the typical experience of black Americans he is not related to a single black American on either side of his family. He has zero cultural heritage of the black American experience.


46 posted on 04/14/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SMGFan

Half Black.. Half White.. and Oh yeah, politically he’s HALF-A$$ED.


47 posted on 04/14/2014 7:32:23 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Leaning Right

Do you think Obama is a tall person? “

…LOL!


48 posted on 04/14/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT by albie
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To: SMGFan

I love when papers do polls about facts, and then report the polls as if they have meaning. What they SHOULD do is look at the polls and realize they are failing at their job of educating the masses.

Obama IS mixed race. If blacks say he is not, that is because the media has failed to report the facts. It would be like doing a poll about whether the sky is blue.


49 posted on 04/14/2014 8:10:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MisterArtery
A pole would show us how deep the water is.

We're talking about 0bama here. I think a piece of tissue paper would suffice.

50 posted on 04/14/2014 8:21:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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